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Pakistan gives visas to 855 pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, denies to 191: SGPC

Amritsar, November 13

Pakistan has given visas to 855 Sikh pilgrims to go to Gurdwara Nankana Sahib there on Guru Nanak Dev’s delivery anniversary however has denied the permission to 191 others, the SGPC mentioned on Saturday.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Jagir Kaur mentioned the apex gurdwara physique had despatched passports of 1,046 pilgrims to the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi, which gave visa to 855 pilgrims however denied it to 191 others.

Terming the denial of visas to some pilgrims as “unlucky”, she mentioned, “Each pilgrim longs to go to the holy shrines of the Sikh group in Pakistan and when they don’t get visas, their spiritual sentiments are.”

“Each pilgrim ought to get a visa in order that the utmost variety of pilgrims may pay obeisance at holy locations,” she added.

A bunch of Sikh pilgrims is scheduled to depart on November 17 to take part within the ceremonies to be held at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, often known as Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib close to Lahore in Pakistan’s Punjab on the event of the delivery anniversary of the primary Sikh Guru.

Kaur mentioned for the comfort of pilgrims, a free camp for Covid-19 testing is being organised at Teja Singh Samundri Corridor on November 14 and 15.

It’s obligatory for each pilgrim going to Pakistan to hold a Covid-19 unfavorable report issued 72 hours earlier than departure.

As well as, each pilgrim ought to have been bought each doses of the Covid vaccine, she mentioned. PTI

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